DR. Tarbox

DR. Tarbox

Ice Mine

Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page

Street machines


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Coin Auction Saturday, Feb. 15 At Carter Auction Center In Allegany, NY

Everything For Your Valentine At All For You Flowers & Gifts In Ulysses

Kim's Tax Corner

Coudersport House For Rent

Multi Estates Auction February 15th At Carter Auctions in Allegany, NY

PSA Healthcare Seeking LPN's & RN's In Bradford, Smethport, Port Allegany, Galeton & Ulysses

Moon's Farm-Yard Center 3rd Annual Chili, Cheese & Chocolate Open House Set For Feb. 14 & 15

No Injury In Crash On Bucktail Trail HIghway

Homeowners Can Qualify For Reduced School Taxes

Homeowners Can Qualify For Reduced School Taxes

taxexemption-300x300Potter County homeowners who qualify for the “homestead exemption” receive a credit on their school taxes, reflecting a discount for owner-occupied homes. School districts are reimbursed from money the state receives from licensed gambling establishments.

Austin Area School District homeowners had a reduction of $314 in 2013. In Coudersport, the tax cut was $174. Tax credits in Galeton were $212; Oswayo Valley, $139, Northern Potter, $197; and Port Allegany, $203; Keystone, $224.

Many homeowners in local school districts have not applied for the homestead exemption since the program was introduced. Those who may qualify and are not enrolled should have recently received another notice/application by mail. They have until March 1, 2014, to apply for the reduction on their 2014-15 school tax bills.

An application form is available on the county website, (click on Departments and Assessment/Tax). In most cases, those who are already registered will not have to apply, but there may be exceptions in some school districts. To verify that you are registered, it is best to call the Assessment Office at 274-0517.

Future tax reductions will fluctuate, based on the amount of revenue the state derives from gambling operations. School tax bills are mailed out in July. Taxpayers will receive a two-percent discount if they pay their bill by Sept. 30. A penalty is applied to payments made after Nov. 30.

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 08 at 9: 53PM EST until February 09 at 7:00PM EST by NWS

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Potter County.

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California Firm Recalls Unwholesome Meat Products Produced Without the Benefit of Full InspectionRancho Feeding Corporation, a Petaluma, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,742,700 pounds, because it processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection.



The two remaining Yoga classes in Galeton for the month of February ( 11th and 18th) have been moved to a new venue. The classes are moving from the Galeton Moose over to the West Street Art Gallery at number 15 West Street. The Gallery is located next door to the Borough offices and State Store – across the street from Cimino’s Hardware. 

These are beginning level Yoga classes with instructor Lynn Graham from the Wellsboro area. The class begins a 5:00 pm and cost is $10 per session. Please bring a yoga mat (some will be provided) and bring a small blanket or beach towel as well, wear comfortable clothes. 

If you have questions, please contact Lynn at (570) 376-5176 or email at

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 08 at 7: 15PM EST until February 09 at 7:00PM EST by NWS

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for

715 PM EST SAT FEB 8 2014














Medicaid To Suffer Deep Cuts Under New Corbett Budget

Proposed Pennsylvania Budget Would Harm 1.2 Million Pennsylvanians Who Rely on Medicaid

by Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
The Corbett Administration released its proposed budget for the 2014-2015 Fiscal Year. The budget would make deep cuts to Pennsylvania’s existing Medicaid program. These cuts would harm more than 1.2 million Pennsylvania adults who currently rely on Medicaid for health coverage, most of whom are pregnant, elderly, sick, or are living with disabilities.

The proposed budget assumes that the federal government will approve the Department of Public Welfare’s (DPW’s) Healthy Pennsylvania proposal. Unlike all neighboring states, Pennsylvania rejected a straightforward Medicaid expansion to provide health coverage to 500,000 uninsured adults who do not otherwise qualify for coverage. Pennsylvania is the first state to use extending coverage under the Affordable Care Act as a “Trojan Horse” to set new, drastic limits on health care for all current Medicaid recipients. Today’s budget proposal would lock in those limits.

DPW’s health coverage plan would prevent people with disabilities and seniors from getting the care that they need. It would cut:

Radiology services, like x-rays, ultrasounds, mammograms, CT scans, and MRIs. The cuts would prevent people with complicated cancer diagnoses from getting appropriate diagnostic and monitoring services. Services would be limited to $750 per year.
Laboratory services, such as blood work or urinalysis. The cuts would prevent people with uncontrolled diabetes from getting appropriate lab work and monitoring. Services would be limited to $350 per year.
Medical equipment and medical supplies, like hospital beds, walkers, respirators, oxygen tanks, catheters, adult diapers, and ventilator tubing. Every motorized wheelchair would require a special exception. The cuts would force homebound seniors into more expensive nursing home care. Services would be limited to $2,500 per year, combined.
Outpatient mental health treatment. People with serious mental illness, like bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, or schizoaffective disorder, would no longer be able to attend weekly therapy and monthly psychiatric appointments. They would be limited to 40 visits per year, well below the current Medicaid limit of 60 per year.

Click here to learn more about these cuts.

Pennsylvania should not use the Affordable Care Act as a vehicle for decimating its Medicaid program in the coming Fiscal Year. Community Legal Services calls on lawmakers to support a budget that preserves Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program as a critical safety net for the seniors, pregnant women, and individuals with disabilities who need it most.

Beware low, variable electricity rates

Beware low, variable electricity rates

By Dennis Owens
abc27 WHTM

Pennsylvanians across the state are opening electricity bills and getting shocked, then angry, frustrated and totally dismayed.

It happened to me and I share my story so it won't happen to you.

It all began in the fall when our fixed rate with Pennsylvania Gas and Electric ended and we were bumped, without notice, to a variable rate. The price per kilowatt hour was around 11 cents. It was roughly $300 per month for an all-electric house.

I knew I could do better and began shopping at I plugged in my zip code and there were 75 offerings. Some had cancellation fees, some had one or two-year contracts, and there was a wide variety of prices.

My wife said, "don't do a variable, stick with a fixed rate so we know what we're paying month to month."

I heard her.

I didn't listen to her, lured as I was to American Power and Gas's six-cent offering. Six cents a kilowatt hour was a 40 to 50 percent savings over the old price. It was a variable rate.

But how much really could it vary, I wondered? Sign me up.

It took more than a month for the actual switch to American Power and Gas and the first bill at six cents per kWh was in December, a cold month with higher than usual usage. The monthly bill was $374. That's high but it would've been closer to $500 under the old rate.

So far, so good on the switcheroo.

But then came January and that sweet six cent rate was replaced by 22 cents per kWh. The bill, for one month, was $850.40. It was freezing outside and I was getting icy stares inside.

"They get you at the teaser rate, what I like to call bait and switch," said Lancaster's John Dull, an independent energy consultant with Ambit Energy. "Then a couple months down the road, they jack the price up on you and they're hoping you're not watching it." Read more...

Coudersport Dispatched To Rollover Crash Near Erway Farm

Coudersport Dispatched To Rollover Crash Near Erway Farm
At 4:25 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire, Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to one vehicle rollover crash on Route 6 west just before Erway farm. Reporting small passenger vehicle on it's roof off the roadway. One patient, self-extricated, possibly minor injuries.

2 Vehicle Crash On Rew HIll

2 Vehicle Crash On Rew HIll
At 4:14 PM on Saturday, Rew Fire Rescue and Otto Township Ambulance have been called to Rt. 46 on Rew Hill for a 2 vehicle crash. Report two vehicle, minor damage.

Bradford Dispatched For Structure Fire In City

Bradford Dispatched For Structure Fire In City
At 4:14 PM on Saturday, Bradford Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 9 1/2 Merow Avenue for Smoke in the structure.

Two Vehicle Crash On State Street In St. Marys



2/8/2014 3:24:50 PM

Robert J. “Jim" Winston, 80, of 55 Driftwood Ave., Driftwood, PA.

Koren War
Robert J. “Jim" Winston, 80, of 55 Driftwood Ave., Driftwood, PA. died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Saturday (February 8, 2014) morning.

He was born May 12, 1933 in Hanover, PA a son of the late Hubert and Ruth Roberts Winston. On June 18, 1955 in Enola, PA he married Izola "Terry" McIsaac Winston, who survives.

Mr. Winston graduated from Pennbrook High School and attended Niagara County Community College and the University of Buffalo. He served with the US Army during the Korean War. He retired from Durez Plastics in North Tonawanda, NY where he was a supervisor for many years. He had served many years as secretary/treasurer of the Buffalo Welsh Society. Years ago Jim was a member of the Elks, Moose, and the American Legion. He was a member of the Sinnamahoning United Methodist Church and the Driftwood Lodge #532 F. and A. M.

In addition to his wife Izola "Terry" McIsaac Winston
Son: Hubert "Hew" Winston and his wife Julie, Westmount, IL
Son: Stephen G. Winston, Buffalo, NY
Longtime Friend: Paul Martin and his wife Mary, Ontario, Canada
8 Grandchildren: Robert, David, Dylan, Amelia, Rebecca, Sarah, Faith & Jessica
2 Great Grandchildren: Owyn and Scarlet
Brother: George Winston and his wife Carol, Mechanicsburg
Sister-in-law: Barbara Winston, Naples, FL

Preceded in Death By:
Parents: Hubert and Ruth Roberts Winston
Son: David Winston Brother: Hubert William Winston

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 4-6 PM. Funeral Service will be held at the Sinnemahoning United Methodist Church, Route 120, Sinnemahoning, PA on Tuesday (February 11, 2014) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Lola Turnbull, Pastor of the Sinnamahoning United Methodist Church, officiating. Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

Burial will be in the Gilmore Cemetery, Austin, Pennsylvania

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Estate Sale February 15 & 16th at 402 Ross Street in Coudersport


Wyoming Firm Recalls Beef Jerky Products Due to a Processing DeviationWyoming Authentic Products, LLC, a Cody, Wyo. establishment, is recalling approximately 365 pounds of beef jerky products due to a processing deviation.

Spring Water Contaminated

NRC Report: Unknown Material in Spring Well Wate near Canton, PA

Incident Type: FIXED - NRC Report ID: 1073321 - Medium Affected: WATER - Suspected Responsible Party:
Tags: NRC, release

Vehicle Into Hydrant Crash On Jackson Avenue

Vehicle Into Hydrant Crash On Jackson Avenue
At 11:58 AM on Saturday, Bradford Fire & Ambulance responding to area of 273 Jackson Avenue for a MVA with a vehicle into a fire hydrant. Unknown injuries.

Edward R. Husted, 90, Lily Dale, NY

Edward R. Husted
Edward R. Husted, 90, Lily Dale, NY

LILY DALE, N.Y. -He was looking forward to another birthday in April, but it was not to be. On Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 5, 2014, Edward R. Husted, a World War II sergeant, who had survived that war, died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Lily Dale, after another long war against cardiac related illnesses. He was 90.

The former Olean mayor was born in Emporium, Pa., on April 6, 1923, to the late Walter Husted and Cecelia E. (Fields) Husted.

In 1929, after residing for brief periods at Port Allegany, Pa., and Cleveland, Ohio, Walter Husted moved his family to Olean, where Edward grew up and attended local schools.

Edward pursued a variety of careers during his lifetime, but first he was in-ducted in the U.S. Army in December 1942. After training at Camp Swift, Texas, he was assigned to the 82nd Engineers Combat Regiment, and to the European Theater of Operations, where he fought in the Battle of Normandy in 1944. As part of the engineers, he was a soldier and a builder who carried arms when he and his crew were not replacing bridges and repairing bombed out roads.

Many years after the war, Edward and his veteran buddies established the 82nd Engineers Combat Regiment Battalion Association, and later established a Web page. That effort has drawn the attention of veterans nationwide. The organization observed more than 20 reunions throughout the country, before its ranks had thinned and most of those still living were unable to attend. Edward was probably one of the nation's oldest webmasters. At 90, he was still writing, editing and managing the website. He also compiled a history of the 82nd Engineers.

After his discharge in 1945, Edward spent a number of years operating several service stations in the Olean and Salamanca area. In 1959, with the sale of a Texaco station in Salamanca, he left that business and joined the staff at the newly organized WMNS Radio Station. Eventually, he was promoted and held the post of WMNS sales manager.

In 1961, he became interested in politics and government service. That year he filed as a candidate for election to serve on the Olean City Council, representing the 11th ward. He won that contest, and eventually entered a mayoral race. As ballot winner, he went on to serve as Olean's mayor from 1963-66. In 1965, upon invitation, he joined the St. Bonaventure Community Advisory Council.

Over the following years, he served as director of the Bradford Redevelopment and Housing Authorities, and later was executive director of the McKean County Redevelopment Authority. During that time, he promoted efforts to develop the flood levee system in Eldred, Pa., which was accomplished. Also, another important project, the 40-acre Hamlin Lake Project was completed in the county seat of Smethport, Pa. He later served as president of the Pennsylvania Council of Development Executives for Western New York.

In 1970, Edward joined Towne Development, a private firm in New Castle, Pa., where he remained for a brief period. On Aug. 25 1980, he accepted the appointment of director of housing and development, part of the State of Pennsylvania's department of community affairs.

After retiring from the state post, he and his wife, Alpha purchased and operated the Cassadaga Lake Country Club in Cassadaga, where they remained until 1989. They moved to nearby Lily Dale that same year where they have lived for 25 years.

Edward is survived by his wife, Alpha (Cott) Tantalo Husted, whom he married Dec. 15, 1972; four sons: Alan R. Husted and wife, Ruthai of Santa Clarita, Calif., Craig J. Husted of Santee, Calif., Dale E. Husted and Todd J. Husted, and wife, Melissa of Rochester; a sister, Karen Phillips and husband, Bruce and family of East Amherst; and a brother, David and wife, Theresa and family, McKinney, Texas; and also a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Michelle Ann (Mimi) Husted, who died at the age of 13 in 1968; his first wife, Denise Jeanne Lemoine Husted from Dijon, France, whom he married in 1947, and who died in 2000; and his brother, Bernard J. Husted, killed in action in 1945, during the waning days of World War II, and who is interred at the American Cemetery in Holland.

A memorial service will be held Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Trini-ty United Methodist Church, The Rev. Brad Chesebro, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Portville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Pro-ject, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean, NY 14760.

Online condolences may be made at

PA Drillling Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Exco Resources Pa Llc in Washington Twp, Jefferson County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-02-04 to Exco Resources Pa Llc in Washington Twp, Jefferson county. OGA 3220(A) - Failure to plug the well upon abandoning it.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Everything For Your Valentine At All For You Flowers & Gifts In Ulysses

Multi Estates Auction February 15th At Carter Auctions in Allegany, NY

PSA Healthcare Seeking LPN's & RN's In Bradford, Smethport, Port Allegany, Galeton & Ulysses

Friday, February 7, 2014

Tieler Raymo Charged With Homicide By Vehicle In 2013 Crash

Gift to IUP from Alumni Couple to Provide Scholarships for Student from Pennsylvania Northern Tier Counties February 10, 2014

Paul and Susan Miller
Gift to IUP from Alumni Couple to Provide Scholarships for Student from Pennsylvania Northern Tier Counties
February 10, 2014

A scholarship fund established by an alumni couple will benefit Indiana University of Pennsylvania students from the commonwealth’s Northern Tier counties.

Paul and Susan Miller have designated their gift, in excess of $101,000, to establish the Northern Tier Scholarship. Eligible students will have at least a 3.2 grade point average and sophomore status in IUP’s College of Natural Science and Mathematics or Eberly College of Business and Information Technology and be residents of the Pennsylvania counties of McKean, Potter, Tioga, Lycoming, Cameron, Clinton or Elk. Thousand-dollar scholarships from the fund will be renewable for up to three years.

“The Northern Tier Scholarship comes at an excellent time, as IUP seeks to enroll and retain Pennsylvania’s very best students,” said Bill Speidel, vice president for University Advancement. “We are most grateful for the Millers’ support, which provides high-achieving students a reward for their hard work and also defrays their college expenses.”

The Millers, who live in Germania, Pa., and Holland, Ohio, both graduated from IUP in 1974.
The scholarship will be administered by the IUP Financial Aid Office. Awards will be made beginning in 2015.

Pennsylvania State Inspection Program

Pennsylvania State Inspection Program

Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center
219 Edison Bates Drive
Port Allegany, PA 16743


Evening Registration - Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 6-7 pm

Classes on February 18, 20, 25, and 27, 2014.
Bring Driver's License and Social Security Card.
Class size limited to 25.
Tuition $170/$210/$250.


Public Welcome to Screening of Forks Over Knives

Public Welcome to Screening of Forks Over Knives

DuBOIS - All members of the community are invited to a public screening of the film Forks Over Knives at Penn State DuBois. The documentary examines the claim that most degenerative diseases that afflict society can be controlled or reversed by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. The screening is slated for Noon until 1:30 p.m. on Monday, February 24, in the Hiller Auditorium.

This event is hosted by the Penn State DuBois Green Team, and will also kick off the Green Team's Meatless Mondays program in the Lion's Den Café. Meatless Mondays will bring new, healthy, no-meat options to the menu at the Lion's Den each Monday. Free samples of vegetarian chili will be available following the screening.

The Penn State DuBois Green Team works to promote healthy and environmentally conscious initiatives on campus at Penn State DuBois, and in the community. To achieve those goals, the team hosts guest speakers, educational programs, and healthy living programs that are open to the public.

For more information, contact Louise at 814-375-4764 or

Penn State DuBois Pink Zone Games Slated

Penn State DuBois Pink Zone Games Slated

DuBOIS – The Penn State DuBois men's and women's basketball teams will host Pink Zone Games in support of the fight against breast cancer. Members of the public are invited to attend the games and cheer on the DuBois Lions as they take on Penn State York in this doubleheader on Saturday, February 15. The women's game is set for 1:00 p.m. and the men tip off at 3:00.

For Pink Night, each member of the Penn State DuBois Teams will wear a pink shirt in support of research aimed at battling breast cancer. Shirts will also be available for anyone to purchase at the Pink Night games. Shirts are $15 a piece, and proceeds benefit cancer research. Shirts are also available at the Penn State DuBois Bookstore.

For more information on all Penn State DuBois Athletics, visit

Joseph W. Slack, 64, of Warren, PA.

Joseph W. Slack
Vietnam War
Joseph W. Slack, 64, of Warren, PA. died at his residence Tuesday afternoon, February 4, 2014 surrounded by his family. 

 He was born January 8, 1950 in Buffalo, N.Y. He was the son of the late Lyle Slack and Eileen Potratz Slack Anderson. He was a veteran with the U.S. Marine Corp. serving as a Staff Sergeant during the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1976. 

Joe was a longtime Warren area resident and had resided in Bullhead AZ. for 15 years. While in Bullhead, he was employed as a dispatcher with the Bullhead City Taxi service. He lived to ride his motorcycle and had rode cross country 6 times. He enjoyed attending Sturgis and Daytona Beach Bike Week. He also enjoyed attending his sons and grandsons baseball games.

Joe is survived by his wife of 21 years, Cora Hamilton Slack whom he married April 10, 1992 in Bullhead City, AZ., 4 Children – Harold Slack and wife, Jennifer of Warren, PA., Dennis Slack and wife, Claudia of Reedsville, N.C., Kileigh Bees and her son, Chase, Joseph Scott Slack all of Warren, PA., 1 Sister – Pamela A. Wills of Warren, PA., 4 Brothers – Lyle J. Slack and wife, Jane of Glendale, CA., Dennis Slack and wife, Helen of Kissimmee, FL., Jerry Slack and wife, Helen of Niles, OH., 2 half brothers – Fred Altreuther of Lawrenceville, GA., Rusty Slack of Warren, PA., 2 half sisters – Melissa Johnson of Warren, PA., April Barr and husband, Michael of Cherry Grove, PA., 8 Grandchildren, several great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Howard Anderson.
A memorial service will be conducted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. by Pastor John Agricola, at Praise Fellowship of Russell, PA. Interment will be in the Veterans Section of Oakland Cemetery. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting

Those wishing to send sympathy cards may do so to Cora Slack, P.O. Box 142, Warren, PA. 16365. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

George A. Carlough Jr., 70 of 13 Mill Street, Bradford, PA

George A. Carlough Jr., 70 of 13 Mill Street, Bradford, PA  passed away Friday, February 7, 2014 at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be made at

Roulette Girl Scout Troop Cookie Update

The cookies we have left are as follows:

 4 Savannah Smiles, 9 Thin Mints, 7 Do-Si-Dos, 5 Thank U Berry Much, 5 Dulce De Leche

Girl Scout Cookies for Sale Supports The Roulette Girl Scout Troop

Our troop will have extra Girl Scout cookies, so get them while they last. They are $4.00 per box and I am willing to either meet up or deliver the cookies if not too far to drive. The cookies would be delivered by the end of February into beginning of March. Payment is due when cookies are delivered. The list of what we have left is as follows:

4 Savannah Smiles    1 Tagalong
3 Trefoils                   11 Thin Mints
9 Do-Si-Dos                 5 Thank U Berry Much
2 Samoas                     5 Dulce De Leche

I will update the list as they are sold. The number to call is 544-7403. Please leave me a msg. Thank you for supporting our Roulette Girl Scout Troop!

Eldred Dispatched To Vehicle Crash

Eldred Dispatched To Vehicle Crash 
At 10:00 pm  on Friday, Eldred Township Fire & Eldred Bosro Ambulance have been dispatched to 1977 Prentissvale Road for a 2 vehicle accident. Car versus truck.



BRADFORD, Pa. --The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has planned two mini-safety seminars this summer to enhance businesses standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The university’s Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development is offering these short courses for supervisors and safety directors to enhance their ability to keep their employees safe and in compliance with OSHA regulations.

The first session, Construction, will take place Feb. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. This course will cover elements of most construction site activities, including fall protection, electrical, ladders, aerial lifts, personal protective equipment, excavation/trenching, scaffolding safety and health training.

The second session, OSHA 2014 Mid-Year Regulatory Update, will take place April 8, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. This course will focus on the regulatory agenda for the current year.

Classes are designed and provided through an alliance with the OSHA Erie Office. Both will be held in Room 200 of the Seneca Building, 2 Main St., Bradford.

Each session costs $32. Advance registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Continuing Education at (814) 362-5078 or

For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources at (814) 362-7609 or



Potter County Habitat for Humanity is selling kitchen cabinets,
counter tops, and appliances to raise money to build the next house
for a Potter County family. Base cabinets, wall cabinets,
refrigerators and electric stoves are available.

All items will be sold for $25.00 apiece. The cabinets and appliances
can be purchased and picked up at locations in Coudersport and
Galeton. For more information or to arrange a pickup time and
location, please call Tom Shatto at 570 367-0041.

Tioga County Crops Day

Tioga County Crops Day

Tioga County Crop Day is March 13, 2014, NOT Feb 13 as reported in one PDA newsletter.

The Tioga County Crop meeting will be held at the Tioga County Fairgrounds, in Whitneyville. On March 13, 2014.

The Doors open at 9:00 am with the Ag Choice Farm Credit Coffee and Donuts Exhibitor & Farmer fellowship time.

The meeting begins at 10 AM until 12:30 with the speakers worth 2 and 2 Pa PDA Crop Pesticide credits for the Day.

Ny Credits have been applied for this meeting

Registration can be completed:


10:00 Opening Welcome, PDA License update for Tioga County– J.Craig Williams ,
10:15 - -11:15 Mark Madden/Nicole Santangelo
“Herbicide Resistant Weeds: past, present & future” – & the Northern Teir.
What’s New in Products for 2014
11:20 – 12:20 Greg Roth Agronomic Corn pest protection. - Penn State Extension
Pa Corn Pest resistance and upcoming trends.
12:30- 1:30 Farmer Lunch & Agriculture Networking:

PennDOT Offers Tips to Homeowners for a ‘Snow Plow-Friendly’ Mailbox

PennDOT Offers Tips to Homeowners for a ‘Snow Plow-Friendly’ Mailbox

As we make our way through winter, PennDOT District 2 is reminding homeowners living along state routes to make sure their mailbox is “snow plow-friendly.”

As always, PennDOT’s goal for winter is to maintain safe and passable roads. During snowy weather, maintaining passable roads often requires plowing the snow to the edge of the shoulder of the road. Because most mailboxes are placed within PennDOT’s legal right of way, it is up to the homeowner to make certain that their mailbox can withstand snow being thrown from a passing snow plow. Snow plow operators normally maintain lower speeds when plowing in areas where mailboxes are present. Occasionally, higher speeds are required to effectively plow heavy or wet snow. Usually, if a mailbox is placed as far back from the shoulder of the road as a letter carrier can reach, and is firmly supported, it should survive the winter.

PennDOT offers the following tips to homeowners that can help reduce the possibility of mailbox damage from routine winter plowing operations.

• Place a 6- to 8-inch piece of reflective tape on the mailbox to help snow plow operators see the mailbox at night.

• Remove snow from around the mailbox, but avoid throwing the snow back onto the roadway.

• Homeowners may want to consider relocating the mailbox if it is located within the legal right of way and damage has been experienced in the past.

Homeowners may want to consider installing a cantilevered mailbox support that will swing a mailbox out of harm’s way. Plans for building the cantilevered “snow plow-friendly” mailbox can be obtained from any PennDOT County Maintenance Office in District 2 or by contacting the District Press Officer at (814) 765-0423. PennDOT District 2 includes the following counties: Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin and Potter.
Making sure your mailbox is “snow plow-friendly” by ensuring its visibility and stability will help PennDOT and your local letter carrier deliver their best through the remainder of winter.



BRADFORD, Pa. – The Office of Career Services, department of nursing and Student Nurse Organization will hold a Health Career Job Fair next week on campus.

Representatives of 15 organizations will be available from 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday, Feb. 10, in the Mukaiyama University Room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons. The fair is open to the public. Attendees should bring copies of their resume and dress in business attire.

Attendees can learn about summer and full-time employment, as well as internship and volunteer opportunities.

Those expected to participate are Abraxas Youth and Family Services, Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Community Nurses Inc., Upper Allegheny Health Systems (including Bradford Regional Medical Center, the Pavilion at BRMC and Olean (N.Y.) General Hospital), Elk Regional Health Center, Lakeview Senior Care, Bradford Ecumenical Home Inc., Bradford Manor, DuBois Regional Medical Center, HomeCare & Hospice/Total Senior Care, Pediatric Services of America, Sena Kean Manor, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, Warren General Hospital, and WCA Hospital of Jamestown, N.Y.

For more information, contact Dr. Holly Spittler, associate dean of student affairs and director of career services at 814-362-7647 or

For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources at (814)362-7609 or

Welcoming Raegan Blair Thompson Born At Cole Memorial Hospital

It’s a Girl!

Kristen (Rice) and Ron Thompson Jr. from Shinglehouse, PA are pleased to announce the arrival of Raegan Blair Thompson who was born on February 5th at Cole Memorial. Raegan weighed 7lbs. and 12 ounces.  She joins her sister’s Rylee Shae, 6 and Reese Celestine, 4.

Maternal Grandparents: Tami and Clark Cummings of Shinglehouse, PA; Chris Rice of Shinglehouse, PA.

Maternal Great-Grandparents: Harold and Nancy Nolan of Shinglehouse, PA; Maxine Rice of Shinglehouse, PA.

Paternal Grandparents: Ronn and Angela Thompson of Shinglehouse, PA.

Paternal Great-Grandparents: Joe and Nancy Thompson of Cuba, NY; Elma Crisafulli of Allegany, NY.

I-180 work-zone traffic impacts for week of Feb. 10-14

I-180 work-zone traffic impacts for week of Feb. 10-14

Montoursville – Here’s a rundown of the traffic impacts tentatively scheduled in the Interstate 180 work zone between Turbotville and Muncy for next week, Feb. 10-14.

Weather permitting, the contractor will set daylight signing patterns in the westbound lanes between Exits 5 and 10 (Turbotville and Muncy Main Street), from approximately 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday.

New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. (prime contractor) will be surveying, constructing rock entrances, installing erosion-control devices, and clearing and grubbing.

Cake Decorating – the Next Level

Cake Decorating – the Next Level

In this 4-session course, instructor Sharron Gustin, who has been decorating cakes for over 30 years, will show you how to take your cake decorating to the next level! Week one will focus on flowers, flowers and more flowers. Learn how to make a variety of flowers using different frosting types. In the second session, participants will learn to create fancy borders and will use different techniques to decorate the sides of cakes. Week three is all about wedding cakes! Learn the tips to assemble these beautiful creations! During the final session, Sharron will revisit topics from prior sessions and take requests for topics to be covered. Participants will need to bring a basic cake decorating set (available for under $10 at WalMart).

This class is being held Tuesdays, February 25 through March 18, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Coudersport office of the Potter County Education Council. The cost is $25 per session or $89 for all four sessions. To register, call (814) 274- 4877 or visit our website at

EQB Hearing on OIL/Gas Regulations This Wednesday

To Fill A Backpack program is holding a Meat/Grocery Basket raffle

The To Fill A Backpack program is holding a Meat/Grocery Basket raffle for their first major 2014 fundraiser. 

The baskets (we will be drawing for 2) will include at least the following items: 5# Beef roast, 5# Pork roast, 10#'s Chicken Legs, 5#'s Bacon, 5#'s Breakfast Sausage, 5#'s Chicken Breasts, 5#'s Hamburger, 5#'s Hot Dogs and 5#'s of Chuck Steaks along with many grocery items including Spaghetti, Spaghetti sauce, Scalloped Potatoes, BBQ sauce, Instant Mashed Potatoes, Soups, Vegetables, Fruit, Applesauce, Chocolate Syrup, Ketchup, Mustard, Relish, Macaroni & Cheese, Tuna Fish and many more items too numerous to mention.  When  we get the majority of the items together we will post a picture so that everyone can see just how much stuff will be in the basket.  Also, when it gets closer time to the drawing we will add some perishable items such as potatoes, carrots, onions, etc.  It is guaranteed to be worth the 2 winner’s money.  Along with the grocery items you will receive a new heavy duty laundry basket. 

The tickets are available from multiple sellers as well as by sending a check, cash or money order to To Fill A Backpack – Attn: Meat Raffle – 81 Burleson Avenue – Roulette, PA 16746. If you would like a stub returned please include a self- addressed stamped envelope. The tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

 Please help us “Send Children To School With The Supplies They Need”!!!! For more information please feel free to contact us at (814) 544-2612 or send us an email to
To Fill A Backpack
81 Burleson Avenue
Roulette, PA  16746

Margaret GORG, 93, of Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Germania, PA

Margaret GORG, 93, of Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Germania, PA died Wednesday, February 5, 2014 in her home. 

Born May 2, 1920, in West Branch Twp., PA, she was the daughter of Harvey and Estella Wilson Lehman. On December 12, 1940, in Coudersport, PA, she married Clyde A. Gorg, who predeceased her on April 17, 2005. 

She and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm in Germania for many years. 

Surviving are: a son, Albert (Bobbie Lee) Gorg of Wellsboro; a daughter, Sharon (Jerry) Rawson of Germania; a “special” daughter, Nancy Stamilio of Galeton; six grandchildren, Fred (Kim) Gorg, Scott (Kathy) Gorg, Joe (Ann) Rawson, Kellie (Jim) Succowich, Paula (Dick) Hess, and Cyndi (Todd) Haskins; 13 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marian (Albert) White of Germania, Delores (Donald) Clark of Ulysses, and Louise Schaar of Germania; and nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a granddaughter, Annette Lura Rawson; five brothers, Robert, Raymond, Claude, Richard, and Ivan; and two sisters, Beatrice Gorg and Virgina Clark. 

A graveside service will be held in Germania Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to Susquehanna Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901 or Patterson Cancer Center, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at

EAS Child Abduction Emergency

On February 6, 2014, at approximately 7:30 p.m. Erielys Ahorrio age 3 a Hispanic female and John Ahorrio age 4 a Hispanic male were abducted from a residence on Almanac Avenue in Lancaster City. These children were abducted by Eddie Ahorrio Jr 23, and Eddie Ahoriio Sr, 47, both Hispanic males. The children were abducted from the residence at gunpoint following an altercation. They fled the area in a Nissan Altima black in color bearing Pennsylvania Registration JJG-8170. It is believed they are travelling back into Pennsylvania from New Jersey

PHILADELPHIA - February 7, 2014 (WPVI) -- Action News has confirmed that two children who were the subject of an hours-long Amber Alert search have been found safe, and that one suspect is in custody.

The resolution to the overnight search came just before 8:00 a.m. Friday after police stopped a 1994 black Nissan Altima on Route 1 at Route 76 in Philadelphia.

Police say the car was carrying 3-year-old Erielys Ahorrio and 4-year-old John Ahorrio, as well as one of two suspects sought in their abduction.

Thousands Still Displaced In Southeastern PA After Ice Storm

Thousands Still Displaced In Southeastern PA After Ice Storm

Bucks County resident
What a day. 

I am truly exhausted. 

Still no power (like many others) and feeling so displaced. Only 2 days in, feels more like 2 weeks. 

At the house twice today. First just checking on things and left feeling defeated and helpless with the temp below 40 and the basement flooding. 

The second time in a mad dash to winterize the pipes n potty, catch the cat, gather what food I could and pump the basement out thanks to our wonderful neighbors Donna and Lou. Thank you
can't express our gratitude. 

Now Joe, Luke and I at the in laws, Alex staying at a friends and Sam sleeping at the house.  

I am emotionally and physically drained. Thanks to everyone for offering a place for us and calling to check on us. Linda, your call meant the world to me. Lynne, I don't know what I would do without you. 

So now trying to get Luke calmed down and get some much needed rest. 

Please PECO hire more help. I need to go home!

UPDATE--DAY 3, 4:00 PM--Joe just called to tell me that 30 electric trucks from Joplin, Mo just pulled into the parking lot on New Falls Rd by 413. I sure hope they are our Knights in Shinning Armor!

DAY 3--7:30 PM-- Just pulled up to the house and still no power.

DAY 3--10:00 PM-- Heading home. Power is on. So thankful for the all the electric workers that have been working countless hours to restore our Power!

WESB--Bradford Police Request Search Warrant For BRMC In Sosic Case

Kim's Tax Corner

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DCNR C2P2 Grant Workshop

DCNR C2P2 Grant Workshop

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, is offering a workshop to prepare applicants to meet the requirements of our Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2). The 2014 grant program opened January 15 th and will close on April 16th. This workshop will assist community leaders, consultants, board members, and park and recreation professionals interested in learning about resources available to plan, acquire,
and construct public recreation and conservation areas in their communities.

At this free workshop, you will learn about DCNR’s Greening Emphasis, learn about changes to the 2014 Grant Program, gain a better understanding of how to develop a competitive and ready-to-go project, and meet and discuss your project with Regional Advisers (Live Locations).

This workshop is being offered on Tuesday, March 4th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon at two live locations: Coudersport and St. Marys, and four interactive TV locations: Port Allegany, Wellsboro, Warren, and Bradford. Pre-registration is required. To register for the Coudersport location, call (814) 274-4877 or email , and for the Port Allegany location, call (814) 545-1333 or email .

Thursday, February 6, 2014

EAS Child Abduction Emergency

The Pennsylvania State Police has issued an Amber Child Abduction Alert for the Lancaster City Police Department. 

AMBER ALERT: Police say that a 3-year-girl and a 4-year-boy were abducted from a residence on Almanac Avenue in Lancaster City at gunpoint by two Hispanic males.

The car that they drove off in is a black Nissan Altima with Pennsylvania license plate: JJG 8170

The car is said to be headed toward Massachusetts.


PHILADELPHIA - February 7, 2014 (WPVI) -- Action News has confirmed that two children who were the subject of an hours-long Amber Alert search have been found safe, and that one suspect is in custody.

The resolution to the overnight search came just before 8:00 a.m. Friday after police stopped a 1994 black Nissan Altima on Route 1 at Route 76 in Philadelphia.

Police say the car was carrying 3-year-old Erielys Ahorrio and 4-year-old John Ahorrio, as well as one of two suspects sought in their abduction.

Think About It


Worry, like so many other things, take's up a lot of our time yet produces no positive outcome. Simply put, worry can be also called anxiety, fear, concern or burden. Whatever way you look at worry, it’s always a verb and as such, it uses a lot of energy.

The Bible is clear when it says to be anxious for nothing (Philippians 4:6). It is also clear that worry can add nothing to our lives, (Luke 12:25). In fact it actually will take away from our lives in the area of our peace, joy, and peace of mind. Worry tends to burden us with fear. We project into our future and outcome that is lived out in the moment. Although what we fear may never come to pass, our projection of it becomes reality in our mind.

Here’s part of the problem with worry, it takes up time that we can never reclaim. It is also some of the most unproductive time in our lives. It is unproductive because it doesn’t produce anything good, but rather just the opposite as it can produce health problems and relationship issues. Worry can affect our appetite, lifestyle habits, relationships, sleep, and even our job. Worry is often behind such things as Panic and Anxiety Disorder. The more we feed worry, the worse it gets.

So what is the solution or is there one? First, it must be understood that worry is a choice. Now having said this, I also understand that a choice that has been practiced over a long period of time becomes a habit and habits are not easily broken. But they can be. Remember Philippians 4:6 states, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” Whether you like the Bible or not it contains some good wisdom. In this case it means to seek counsel (prayer) from someone else. And second, be thankful, which is just the opposite of worry. When we start to combat our worry with thankfulness we actually can turn our downward spiral into an upward one. Practicing this can have good results. Think about it.

NY State Police arrested a Wellsville man

NY State Police arrested a Wellsville man after a chaotic disturbance Wednesday morning on SR 417 and CR 18 in Wellsville. 29 year old Bradley Perry was allegedly standing in the roadway, threatening motorists. 
At one point, he allegedly used a weapon to smash a cars window, injuring the driver. Traffic on SR 417 was held up for about 20 minutes. 
Perry was charged with felony and misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief, menacing, resisting arrest, criminal possession of a controlled substance and harassment with physical contact. He was arraigned and remanded to the Allegany County Jail on $20,000 bail. 
The female driver sustained minor cuts from the shattered glass and was treated by Wellsville Ambulance.

House Advances Bills to Promote Recreational Access to Public Lands & Improve Regulatory Efficiency of Federal Agencies

House Advances Bills to Promote Recreational Access to Public Lands & Improve Regulatory Efficiency of Federal Agencies
Passes Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act and the
Public Access and Lands Improvement Act
Washington, D.C. – This week, U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, PA-5, voted to support H.R. 3590, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act, which seeks to protect hunting, fishing and the use of traditional ammunition and fishing tackle on public lands, and H.R. 2954, the Public Access and Lands Improvement Act, which enhances federal regulations dealing with public land restoration and related land conveyances.

“Each year, close to $90 billion is created through recreational activities such as hunting and fishing,” Thompson stated. “Passage of the SHARE Act aims to protect local jobs and economies by guaranteeing public access to taxpayer-owned lands.”

H.R. 3590 and H.R. 2954 were put forward by the House Natural Resources, on which Thompson serves. Both bills are composed of a compilation of individual and bipartisan bills.

“The Public Access and Lands Improvement Act reinforces the idea that our public lands should be for multiple uses,” said Thompson. “This measure will ensure that our local communities can utilize our public treasures in order to promote economic development, jobs, and responsible land management.”

H.R. 2954 includes the Chesapeake Bay Accountability and Recovery Act, which requires greater transparency from the Environmental Protection Agency and aims to reduce the duplication of federal and state efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Thompson, as Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation Energy & Forestry, has jurisdiction over national watersheds. The subcommittee, which successfully advanced substantial improvements to national conservation programs through the recently passed Farm Bill, has pursued thorough oversight of Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts.  

“Currently restoration efforts from federal and state governments lack a cohesive reporting system of their activities,” stated Thompson. “The Chesapeake Bay Accountability and Recovery Act helps preserve the delicate balance between economic growth and environmental stewardship, while lowering the burden on farmers and conservationists that have made tremendous progress through voluntary conservation efforts.”

H.R. 3590 passed Wednesday by a vote of 268 to 154 and H.R. 2954 passed Thursday by a vote of 220-194.

Click here to learn more about H.R. 3590 and H.R. 2954.



There’s good and bad in having one’s OGMs targeted. Following the recent history of Potter & McKean’s oil and natural gas development (or the lack of it) the focus moved from what sorry deals the early ones were, to let’s develop marketing strength by joining together to improve the deals, and finally let’s get energy specialists working for us that totally do this for a living. Group members WANT to be the target of companies looking to develop OGM’s. Is that good or bad? It depends on the goals landowners have in mind.

Area rights’ holders learned their lesson early, i.e. looking out for #1 meant few dollars per acre ($10 - $500), promises to drill that did not involve a timeframe nor specific depth, and reclamation clauses that were not nearly strong enough to protect surface resources nor home wells. In this case being some company’s target became a dismal outcome that for some families will never end … but the money on the first page sure looked good.

The entire country has gone from dismal economy to a more hopeful one during this decade, driven enormously by its sub-surface resources, expanded energy needs @ home and abroad, and new, cheaper means to develop those resources. Bit by bit the companies making land grab strides that landed them in sorry circumstances in those early days have begun to recover.

The low market prices, few pipelines in areas ripe for drilling, and fewer processing facilities … all were situations that kept O&G firms teetering financially, buying each other out, entering into joint ventures (JVs), and “Yes” dropping individual leases like hot potatoes w/o telling the folks involved. One rights’ holder will never be #1 to a company. However, back-in-the-day circumstances the public thought would never be repeated are beginning to creep into this region again.

Recognizing the sub-surface resources (Marcellus, Utica, Burkett, & ones yet to be identified), the power of Group size and savvy membership, along with a diligent, skilled team of negotiators/marketers that have kept 4-County in the forefront of O&G firms’ radar --- GUESS WHAT? WE’VE BECOME a TARGETED AREA! J How does one know we’re in the cross-hairs? These companies have begun to send in their landmen to pick away @ rights holders with $lim offering$ and industry-friendly leases again. It’s a logical step for them because they would rather pay a few hundred an acre, than thousands an acre. For those who fall for this … like the Marine’s Marine Chesty Puller said “we’re advancing to the rear”. Is that the target rights’ holders want to present? Anyone having financial concerns cannot be faulted for wanting to make such deals, even if today’s, tomorrow’s or the next decade’s end results negatively affects family, neighbors, and our beloved PA Wilds. We live in the present too.

A consistent happening just before a region “goes to lease” is an influx of landmen striving to amass cheap leases for whatever company they represent. It’s happened time and again throughout the Marcellus. That it’s begun here means we’re rapidly approaching the cross-hairs. Sometimes it’s good to be “in season”!

Janice L. Hancharick

DEP Announces Regional Keystone Energy Education Program Workshop in State College

DEP Announces Regional Keystone Energy Education Program Workshop in State College

WILLIAMSPORT -- The Department of Environmental Protection invites middle school teachers, administrators and building managers to a Thursday, March 6 training workshop in State College, Centre County on the Keystone Energy Education Program (KEEP) to teach and track energy efficiency in school buildings and homes.

The workshop is offered free of charge and will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Penn State University’s Sackett Building, Room 309, on West College Ave. Please register in advance.

KEEP is geared to teachers of grades 4 through 8, administrators and building maintenance managers. Workshop participants will learn about and explore energy issues, including fundamentals and impacts, electricity generation, transportation fuels, careers, energy conservation, student teams and school building energy benchmarking through presentations, tours and hands-on activities.

Participants will have the opportunity to integrate high level, standards-based energy education into their formal curriculum. This could include lesson plans, curricular modules and ongoing benchmarking through EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager, resulting in energy efficiency assessments leading to improvements that reduce energy consumption.

The workshops are based on Pennsylvania’s Academic Standards and Assessment Anchors for Environment and Ecology, Science and Technology and Engineering Education. Participating teachers will receive background information, standards-based curricular materials and energy conservation material kits.

Participating teachers will be eligible for seven Act 48 credit hours.

Space is limited, so registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register by contacting the KEEP Coordinator Susan Gove at 412-431-1010 or at

Shelley A. Hatch, 49, of Bradford, PA

Shelley A. Hatch, 49, of Bradford, PA passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at the Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY.

She was born on November 22, 1964 in Bradford, a daughter of the late John and Patricia Bly McAlpine.

On May 14, 1987 in Limestone, NY, she married Clifford G. Hatch, Jr. who survives.

She loved to refinish old furniture in her spare time and she also enjoyed cooking and baking for her friends and family.

For the past year she had been employed as an assistant manager at the local Dollar General on Boylston Street.

In addition to her husband of twenty six years, Clifford Hatch, Jr. of Bradford, she is also survived by two sons, Clifford Hatch, III and Jeremy Hatch both of Bradford; three daughters, Brittney Dahlke, Erika Hatch and Jaida Hatch, all of Bradford; two sisters, Kim (Jeff) Craig of Texas and Cheryl (John) Tingley of New Jersey; several brother and sister-in-laws, grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by one son, Derrick Hatch, one grandson, Jeremy Hatch, Jr., grandparents, father-in-law and one brother, Mark McAlpine.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc. from 12:00 to 2:00 PM with funeral services immediately following with the Rev. Walter White, pastor of the Community Full Gospel Church, Limestone, officiating.

Burial will be in Limestone Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Agenda of Potter County Commisssioners Meeting of February 6, 2014

Approved Minutes of Potter County Commissioners Meeting of January 23, 2014

DAR Good Citizens

DAR Good Citizens

Allegewi Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recently awarded the 2014 DAR Good Citizens certificates. The Good Citizen program encourages and rewards the qualities of good citizenship among high school seniors: dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. The program is open to members of the senior class attending public or private secondary schools. 

Each school may select one DAR Good Citizen per year. Of the six schools which Allegewi sponsors each year, four schools responded. The students chosen are: 1st place - Zachary Metcalf, Oswayo Valley High School; 2nd place - Mataya McPherson, Galeton Area High School; 3rd place - MaKayla Ramadhan, Port Allegany Area High School; 4th place - Zach Elenchin - Coudersport Area High School. 

Each student receives a pin and wallet card and a monetary gift. The first place student's work is sent on for State competition.

2014 Festival of Choirs USA Set For August 16th In Port Allegany

2014 Festival of Choirs USA

It is not too early to start planning for the Festival this year. I have been blessed to have already heard from churches telling me they are going to enter this year. The Festival is meant to inspire, equip and support the church choirs. To encourage churches that do not have choirs to consider how a choir could help their church. The Festival is registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for: Promoting public awareness of the need to reestablish and reinvigorate the choirs that were once in small town churches.

We are not a non-profit organization. Funding comes from private donations, free will offerings and our food sales. Some of our items are the chocolate chip cookies and pecan caramel popcorn.
This will be our sixth year. I am just as excited about this year as I have been in all of the last five years!

In the past years we have had guests like Andrea Hough from the TV show the Biggest Looser. She shared her great testimony! She encouraged people to not give up but to press on to the high calling that God has promised everyone through his word.

Artist and comedian Bob Stromberg shared his life experiences with us. What can I say? I still smile when I think of all that Bob covered that day. Bob also brought encouragement to the people in every way that he could!
Artist and singer Sandi Patty was with us. Because of travel snags she was late getting to the Festival. The crowd didn’t care about that and she sure made up for it. Sandi is a very personable and warm hearted woman.

Simple Faith, The Barr family, C.R.O.W.N and Marvin Caskey have also Richly Blessed the Festival.

In October of 2012 my back decided that it was going to rebel. In December of that year I had to have surgery. I have not physically worked since then. There were many people asking if there was even going to be a Fifth year Festival. I would answer, “By God’s Grace there will be” and by God’s Grace there was!!!

Each year I have rented the tent, staging and chairs from A 1 Rent-All in Olean, NY. Last year because of my health A 1 cut their price in half.

Andy and Barbara Barrett have been coming each year from Chesapeake, Virginia to supply the sound system. Andy and Barbara donated all of their time and expenses.

Marsha and David Smith took care of the food service area.
We also had a terrific team of volunteers that were second to none.

There were many people that encouraged me that what God had put on my heart concerning the Festival was a Great Witness and encouragement to many people.

I will be glad to answer any questions that you would like to ask me. You can email me at Website is and you can also call me at 757-630-1490. I want to make myself available to you all in any way that I can to help support your choirs.

And speaking of choirs here are a few of the winning choirs that I had pictures of.

Be Blessed and we will see you at the sixth annual Festival of Choirs USA. The Festival will be held on August 16, 2014 at 807 Skinner Creek Road, Port Allegany, Pa. 16743

Jerry J. Goochee